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Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP)


The MTCP Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies provides opportunities for students to pursue advanced academic study in Malaysia. This scholarship is a Government-to-Government basis, without any bond imposed by Malaysia. Scholarships are intended for promising candidates who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return from Malaysia. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters Programme.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants must fit the following criteria:

- Not be more than 45 years of age during application.

- Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.

- Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:

      a) IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or

      b) TTOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.

- In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.

- Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.

- Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the universities in Malaysia).

More information

Priority study areas

Field of studies is in the following priority areas:

Science and Engineering
Agriculture and Fisheries
Economics and Islamic Finance
Information and Communication Technology
Biosecurity and Food Safety
Infrastructure and Utility
Environmental Studies
Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.

* Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above


Each scholarship consists of:

Air tickets from recipient�s capital city to Malaysia
An approved tuition fees
Monthly maintenance allowance
Annual grant for books and internal travel
Medical / Health Insurance
Installation and Termination grant
Thesis allowance


All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Higher Education�s website starting from 01 January 2014 until 31 March 2014.

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